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Clovis, Portales MainStreet programs receive reaccreditation

 

Last updated 6/22/2021 at 4:24pm



Clovis MainStreet and Portales MainStreet were among 31 programs in New Mexico that recently received reaccreditation from Main Street America.

According to a news release from New Mexico Main Street, Main Street America designated New Mexico’s 28 accredited and three affiliated Main Street programs for meeting rigorous performance standards.

In addition to Clovis, Main Street American accredited programs were in Alamogordo, downtown Albuquerque, Artesia, Barelas, Belen, Carlsbad, Corrales, Deming, downtown Farmington, Gallup, Harding County, downtown Las Cruces, Las Vegas, Los Alamos, Lovington, Mora, Nob Hill, Raton, Roswell, Ruidoso, Santa Rosa, Silver City, South Valley, Taos, Truth or Consequences Tucumcari and Zuni Pueblo.

Affiliated programs included Portales, Clayton and Grants.

“New Mexico’s 31 Main Street programs work with their local partners to transform downtown districts into economically vibrant communities,” Economic Development Secretary Alicia J. Keyes said. “I commend our programs on their recognition from Main Street America, and I’m confident to have them as partners in the next stage of economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“We are proud to recognize this year’s 889 nationally accredited Main Street programs that have worked tirelessly to advance economic vitality and quality of life in their downtowns and commercial districts,” said Patrice Frey, president and CEO of Main Street America. “During an incredibly challenging year, these programs demonstrated the power of the Main Street movement to drive impressive local recovery efforts, champion small businesses, and foster vibrant downtown districts. I am inspired by their hard work and confident that these accredited communities will continue to help their downtowns flourish in the next stages of recovery.”

Since 2014, New Mexico Main Street communities have reported: 1,015 new businesses & business expansions, 4,209 new jobs, 1,736 private building rehabilitations, $176.3 million in private sector reinvestment, and 258,664 volunteer hours.


 
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